Cheltenham Music Festival 2014

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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140729

01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140729

This week's lunchtime concerts come from the Cheltenham Music Festival, which celebrates its 70th birthday this year. Today's concert features Radio 3 New Generation Artists performing Schubert and Dvorak in the historic setting of the Pittville Pump Room.

Schubert: Fantasie in F minor for piano 4 hands

Louis Schwizgebel (piano) / Zhang Zuo (piano)

Dvorák: Piano Quartet No 2 in E flat, Op 87

Zhang Zuo (piano)/ Elena Urioste (violin) / Lise Berthaud (viola) / Guy Johnston (cello).

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140730

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140730

This week's lunchtime concerts come from the Cheltenham Music Festival, which celebrates its 70th birthday this year. Today's concert features Radio 3 New Generation Artists. The Polish Quartet Apollon Musagète Quartet perform Gossec and Panufnik and they are joined by Robin Tritschler and Louis Schwizgebel to perform Vaughan Williams' On Wenlock Edge.

Gossec: String Quartet in A, Op 15/6

Apollon Musagète Quartet

A.Panufnik: String Quartet No 1

Apollon Musagète Quartet

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

Robin Tritschler (tenor) / Louis Schwizgebel (piano) /

Apollon Musagète Quartet.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140731

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140731

This week's lunchtime concerts come from the Cheltenham Music Festival, which celebrates its 70th birthday this year, and feature Radio 3 New Generation Artists. The pianist Louis Schwizgebel performs Ravel and Debussy, and he is joined by the Apollon Musagète Quartet to perform the first Piano Quintet by Poland's most prominent female composer of the 20th century, Bacewicz.

Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit

Louis Schwizgebel (piano)

Debussy: L'isle joyeuse

Louis Schwizgebel (piano)

Bacewicz: Piano Quintet No 1

Apollon Musagète Quartet/ Louis Schwizgebel (piano).

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140801

The last of this week's lunchtime concerts from the Pittville Pump Room at the Cheltenham Music Festival, which celebrates its 70th birthday this year. Today's concert features Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Apollon Musagète Quartet performing Dvorak, and Robin Tritschler and Louis Schwizgebel performing Schubert.

Schubert: Lieder selection

Der Einsame

Die Forelle

Alinde

Die liebe hat gelogen

Die Sterne

Ständchen

Robin Tritschler (tenor)/ Louis Schwizgebel (piano)

Dvorak: String Quartet in C, Op 61

Apollon Musagète Quartet.

05Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140805

05Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140805

This week's lunchtime concerts come from the 2014 Cheltenham Music Festival. Today the Nash Ensemble perform two contrasting piano quintets; a new work by John Woolrich and Schubert's delightful Trout Quintet, in the historic setting of the Pittville Pump Room.

John Woolrich Pluck from the Air (premiere)

Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 "Trout"

The Nash Ensemble

Ian Brown (piano)

Marianne Thorsen (violin)

Laura Samuel (violin)

Philip Dukes (viola)

Adrian Brendel (cello)

Duncan McTier (double bass).

05Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140805

This week's lunchtime concerts come from the 2014 Cheltenham Music Festival. Today the Nash Ensemble perform two contrasting piano quintets; a new work by John Woolrich and Schubert's delightful Trout Quintet, in the historic setting of the Pittville Pump Room.

John Woolrich Pluck from the Air (premiere)

Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 "Trout"

The Nash Ensemble

Ian Brown (piano)

Marianne Thorsen (violin)

Laura Samuel (violin)

Philip Dukes (viola)

Adrian Brendel (cello)

Duncan McTier (double bass).

06Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140806

In the second of this week's visits to the 2014 Cheltenham Music Festival, Mark Padmore premieres Four Sonnets, a new work by Huw Watkins and offers a fresh perspective on Schumann's song-cycle "Dichterliebe", settings of verse by Heine.

Huw Watkins Four Sonnets

Schumann Dichterliebe

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Huw Watkins (piano).

07Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140807

More from Cheltenham Music Festival 2014, including the Nash Ensemble in a late chamber work by Haydn and Mendelssohn's second piano trio, which features the hymn tune "old Hundredth" performed by Trio con Brio Copenhagen.

The Nash Ensemble

Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 76:4 (Sunrise)

Trio con Brio Copenhagen

Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 2 in C minor, op 66.

08 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140808

08 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140808

A final visit to Cheltenham Music Festival 2014. Trio con Brio Copenhagen perform "Phantasmagoria", a dream-like work written specially for them by Danish composer Bent Sørensen and Schubert's first piano trio, about which Schumann movingly wrote, "One glance at Schubert's Trio and the troubles of our human existence disappear and all the world is fresh and bright again."

Trio con Brio Copenhagen

Bent Sørensen Phantasmagoria

Schubert Piano Trio No 1 in B flat, D898.

08 LASTRadio 3 Lunchtime Concert20140808

A final visit to Cheltenham Music Festival 2014. Trio con Brio Copenhagen perform "Phantasmagoria", a dream-like work written specially for them by Danish composer Bent Sørensen and Schubert's first piano trio, about which Schumann movingly wrote, "One glance at Schubert's Trio and the troubles of our human existence disappear and all the world is fresh and bright again."

Trio con Brio Copenhagen

Bent Sørensen Phantasmagoria

Schubert Piano Trio No 1 in B flat, D898.